Reprocessing prepares reusable medical equipment/devices for use by following a specific series of steps to ensure adequate cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization.
No, this course is not mandatory, however it is a useful resource in helping to partially fulfill an organization’s training responsibilities. Ontario’s Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) states: “… where reprocessing is performed in a clinical office practice setting, there must be a designated individual(s) responsible for reprocessing, with:
This course is intended for health care providers who perform reprocessing tasks (cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of reusable medical equipment/devices) in community settings. Although geared for front-line providers, clinical managers or senior leadership in community settings may also be interested in the content.
Course content does not include reprocessing of:
No. It is important to note that this is not a certification course and completion of this course does not mean that you are a certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician. For more information regarding certification in Medical Device Reprocessing please refer to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician (CMDRT) Handbook.
This course will help you to:
This self-paced online learning course covers theories, principles and best practices about reprocessing medical equipment/devices. It is based on the PIDAC documents Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice and Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Medical Equipment/Devices.
This course is free.
It is strongly recommended that you complete the IPAC Core Competencies Online Learning Course – Routine Practices.
No. You can plan your learning to fit your schedule. If the completion of this course is a requirement for your place of employment, please check with your employer about specific policies on course completion requirements.
It is easy to navigate within a module. Each module has an introductory page with instructions about navigation. You can continue to the next slide, go to a previous slide or use the “Menu” to advance or skip to a particular slide. You will be given instructions throughout your learning.
The time required to complete each module will vary from 15 - 30 minutes. Due to individual differences, there may be variations in terms of time taken to complete the course.
Yes, but our recommendation is to complete all modules to have a full understanding of all the steps in reprocessing best practices.
No. You can stop and resume your learning anytime. The course will record your progress automatically and you will be able to restart the module you were last reviewing.
The system automatically saves your progress. You can stop and resume your learning anytime.
Yes, you are welcome to review the content even after you have finished your learning. Please ensure you print your certificate of completion before reviewing the module again.
We recommend you complete Module 1: Introduction to Reprocessing and Module 2: PPE for Reprocessing first. You may complete the other modules in any order.
Yes, there is a short 2 question test at the end of each module.
You must achieve 100% on the quiz questions presented in each module.
Health care providers in Ontario who are responsible for reprocessing are expected to have the knowledge to apply safe cleaning, disinfection and sterilization practices.
Yes. A certificate is generated upon successful completion of the scored test at the end of each module (100% score). It is important to note that this is not a certification course and completion of this course does not mean that you are a certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician. For more information regarding certification in Medical Device Reprocessing please refer to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician (CMDRT) Handbook.